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Crew out-slugs Cincy

CIN 9, MIL 11

May 22, 2019 - 5:13 pm

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers battled back for an 11-9 victory of the Reds, Wednesday, splitting the two-game set at Miller Park.

Zach Davies dug his squad a hole early, a five-run second inning derailed his attempt for a sixth win this season; it was a two-run double and a three-run home run that did the damage. But, Keston Hiura began pulling the Crew out of that hole, hitting his first Miller Park home run to get the good guys a tally in the bottom half.

To start the third, Reds second baseman Derek Dietrich answered back with a solo home run of his own. Not to be outdone, Mike Moustakas launched a solo shot in the bottom half and Orlando Arcia drove in a pair to pull the Crew within two. 

Eric Thames pulled them even in the fourth inning with a two-run single, but the Reds took the lead right back in the fifth against reliever Corbin Burnes. Come the sixth, though, the tune finally changed in the Brewers' favor for good.

Moustakas singled to lead-off the inning, and Yasmani Grandal brought him in with a no-doubter of a two-run dinger to right centerfield. Later that inning, Hernan Perez and Orlando Arcia hit back-to-back RBI single to score Thames and Ben Gamel, respectively. Jesus Aguilar then put a bow on a five-run sixth with a sac fly to score Perez -- the Brewers getting their 11th run of the afternoon. 

Josh Hader ended a busy day for the Brewers' bullpen, earning his 12th save of the season, with one-and-two-thirds scoreless to follow appearances from Jeremy Jeffress, Alex Claudio, Junior Guerra and Corbin Burnes.

W: Guerra (2-0), L: Peralta (0-1), SV: Hader (12) -- full box score here.